This morning I worked on a the handle for a Leuku inspired knife.

This is a picture taken quite a while ago (and yes, I know it's blurred!)


A Leuku does not have a full piece of steel for the handle, but traditionally has just a length of bar that goes through the centre of the handle. On this version, I have made it with a full tang and the handle shape is quite different in style.

This is what it looked like when I started this morning.

The wood is a bit of an unknown. I had it written on the side as Gmelina Burr but this is the first time I've actually looked it up.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gmelina_arborea
 It may be this one, it may be not!

After a bit of time spent with a few rasps, I got to this.




Stewart

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